The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 387 336 389
Rank change year-on-year -51 +53  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 235 353 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.65% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.32% 5.72% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 239 166
Median daily rate £500 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £330 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £24.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5445 6174 6534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.62% 11.45% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 3977 4198
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 218 204
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -42 232 £500 +16.27% 96
London 0 89 £525 +5.00% 33
South East -25 60 £475 +5.55% 17
East of England +5 28 £475 +18.75% 8
North West +8 26 £525 +28.04% 15
Hampshire +12 17 £475 +18.75% 8
Bedfordshire +2 16 £475 -9.52% 2
South West -6 14 £531 +41.66% 3
Berkshire +14 13 £540 +44.00% 3
City of London +6 12 £613 +11.36% 2
Surrey -4 12 £425 -8.84% 2
Manchester -14 12 £550 +30.95% 11
Swindon +8 10 £550 +57.14% 1
Wiltshire +6 10 £550 +57.14% 1
Merseyside +4 10 £575 +70.37% 2
West Sussex -11 9 £450 -2.70%
Liverpool - 9 £600 - 1
Yorkshire +24 8 £225 -43.75% 6
Hertfordshire +5 8 £550 +10.00% 5
Luton +1 8 £450 -14.28% 1
Basingstoke -4 8 £438 -16.82%
West Yorkshire +19 6 £360 -10.00% 6
Reading +18 6 £540 +42.10%
Welwyn Garden City +7 6 £550 +37.50% 1
West Midlands +20 5 £394 +5.00% 10
Oxfordshire -9 5 £475 -9.52%
Newbury +5 4 £550 +46.66% 1
Bristol -13 4 £481 +28.33% 1
Crawley -13 4 £454 -4.47%
Leeds +9 3 £360 -10.00% 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 215 (44.89%) Information Security
2 166 (34.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 159 (33.19%) CISSP
4 114 (23.80%) Finance
5 110 (22.96%) CISM
6 105 (21.92%) Firewall
7 86 (17.95%) GDPR
8 83 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
9 71 (14.82%) Linux
9 71 (14.82%) SIEM
10 68 (14.20%) Degree
11 67 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (13.99%) ITIL
11 67 (13.99%) Windows
12 64 (13.36%) Data Protection
13 62 (12.94%) Data Centre
13 62 (12.94%) Microsoft
14 57 (11.90%) Management Information System
15 54 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
16 52 (10.86%) Security Architecture
16 52 (10.86%) Risk Management
16 52 (10.86%) Project Management
17 51 (10.65%) CISA
17 51 (10.65%) Cisco
18 48 (10.02%) Microsoft Azure
19 47 (9.81%) Penetration Testing
20 45 (9.39%) SQL
21 41 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
22 40 (8.35%) SQL Server

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (4.59%) JBoss
2 20 (4.18%) Apache
3 19 (3.97%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.71%) IIS
5 12 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.88%) CMS
6 9 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.46%) Mule
8 6 (1.25%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.04%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.84%) Confluence
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (10.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.97%) Office 365
4 15 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.92%) SaaS
6 8 (1.67%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.63%) IaaS
7 3 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.63%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.42%) Akamai
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.42%) GitHub
8 2 (0.42%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (21.92%) Firewall
2 35 (7.31%) Network Security
3 26 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (4.80%) LAN
4 23 (4.80%) Wireless
5 22 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (4.38%) Internet
6 21 (4.38%) WAN
7 20 (4.18%) DNS
7 20 (4.18%) SSL
8 19 (3.97%) VPN
9 15 (3.13%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.30%) DHCP
11 9 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.67%) HTTP
12 8 (1.67%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.67%) SAN
13 7 (1.46%) EIGRP
13 7 (1.46%) IPsec
13 7 (1.46%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.25%) DataStax
4 6 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.04%) Apache Hive
5 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.04%) HBase
5 5 (1.04%) MySQL
5 5 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.84%) Redis
6 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.84%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.63%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.46%) JIRA
2 6 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.25%) Maven
3 5 (1.04%) Hudson
3 5 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.42%) Subversion
5 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) JUnit
6 1 (0.21%) Mockito
6 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.21%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 114 (23.80%) Finance
2 37 (7.72%) Retail
3 29 (6.05%) Legal
4 26 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.22%) Banking
6 13 (2.71%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.04%) Local Government
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.63%) Marketing
8 3 (0.63%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Billing
9 2 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (20.88%) Architect
2 79 (16.49%) Analyst
3 78 (16.28%) Consultant
4 60 (12.53%) Security Consultant
5 57 (11.90%) Security Analyst
6 50 (10.44%) Security Architect
7 45 (9.39%) Project Manager
8 36 (7.52%) Security Manager
9 29 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (5.64%) Information Security Consultant
11 26 (5.43%) Security Engineer
12 24 (5.01%) Developer
13 23 (4.80%) Information Analyst
13 23 (4.80%) Information Security Analyst
14 21 (4.38%) Information Security Manager
15 17 (3.55%) Information Manager
15 17 (3.55%) Security Project Manager
16 15 (3.13%) Business Analyst
16 15 (3.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 14 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.76%) Middleware
1 18 (3.76%) RESTful
1 18 (3.76%) Web Services
2 17 (3.55%) .NET
2 17 (3.55%) REST
3 16 (3.34%) SOAP
4 12 (2.51%) Spring
5 10 (2.09%) HTML
5 10 (2.09%) jQuery
6 9 (1.88%) CSS
7 8 (1.67%) JMS
8 7 (1.46%) Ajax
8 7 (1.46%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.46%) Hibernate
8 7 (1.46%) HTML5
8 7 (1.46%) JSP
9 6 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.25%) JSON
9 6 (1.25%) Struts
9 6 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 57 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 38 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.31%) Data Protection Act
5 25 (5.22%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.55%) CESG
7 15 (3.13%) PKI
8 11 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
9 8 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.46%) RIA
10 7 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.25%) EPoS
11 6 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.04%) Contactless
12 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.04%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.82%) Linux
2 67 (13.99%) Windows
3 28 (5.85%) Unix
4 23 (4.80%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.51%) Mac OS X
6 12 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.88%) Mac OS
8 8 (1.67%) AIX
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (1.04%) Solaris
9 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.84%) CentOS
10 4 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.63%) Android
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.42%) Debian
12 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (44.89%) Information Security
2 83 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (14.82%) SIEM
4 67 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (13.99%) ITIL
5 64 (13.36%) Data Protection
6 54 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (10.86%) Project Management
7 52 (10.86%) Risk Management
7 52 (10.86%) Security Architecture
8 47 (9.81%) Penetration Testing
9 34 (7.10%) TOGAF
10 32 (6.68%) Security Management
11 30 (6.26%) ISMS
11 30 (6.26%) PRINCE2
12 28 (5.85%) Information Security Management
13 26 (5.43%) Business Continuity
13 26 (5.43%) Data Security
13 26 (5.43%) DevOps
13 26 (5.43%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.39%) SQL
2 35 (7.31%) Java
3 19 (3.97%) Python
4 14 (2.92%) Perl
5 10 (2.09%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.09%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.46%) Ruby
8 6 (1.25%) C#
9 5 (1.04%) C
10 4 (0.84%) C++
10 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.63%) Korn
12 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.21%) PHP
13 1 (0.21%) Scala
13 1 (0.21%) UniBasic
13 1 (0.21%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 159 (33.19%) CISSP
2 110 (22.96%) CISM
3 68 (14.20%) Degree
4 51 (10.65%) CISA
5 41 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (7.93%) SANS
7 29 (6.05%) Security Cleared
8 26 (5.43%) SC Cleared
9 23 (4.80%) CCSP
10 20 (4.18%) CCNP
10 20 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (3.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 19 (3.97%) CESG Certified Professional
12 17 (3.55%) GIAC
13 14 (2.92%) CLAS
13 14 (2.92%) CRISC
13 14 (2.92%) SSCP
14 13 (2.71%) PCI QSA
15 11 (2.30%) CEH
16 9 (1.88%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (34.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (17.95%) GDPR
3 35 (7.31%) COBIT
4 31 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 28 (5.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (2.09%) FedRAMP
7 10 (2.09%) GPG13
8 9 (1.88%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (1.67%) PA-DSS
9 8 (1.67%) QA
9 8 (1.67%) SLA
10 6 (1.25%) JSP 440
10 6 (1.25%) RMADS
11 5 (1.04%) PMO
12 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.84%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.84%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.09%) Docker
3 10 (2.09%) vSphere
4 8 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.25%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.25%) XenApp
6 5 (1.04%) vCloud
7 4 (0.84%) HDFS
7 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.42%) Snort
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.42%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) iptables
10 1 (0.21%) KVM
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (3.97%) Puppet
2 12 (2.51%) Ansible
2 12 (2.51%) SCCM
3 9 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.46%) Nagios
6 6 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.25%) Kibana
6 6 (1.25%) logstash
6 6 (1.25%) Nessus
7 3 (0.63%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.63%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.63%) vRealize
7 3 (0.63%) WSUS
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.42%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.42%) Nmap
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 62 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.65%) Cisco
3 35 (7.31%) VMware
4 32 (6.68%) Splunk
5 27 (5.64%) F5
6 25 (5.22%) CheckPoint
7 23 (4.80%) Oracle
8 21 (4.38%) McAfee
8 21 (4.38%) Palo Alto
9 19 (3.97%) Rapid7
10 18 (3.76%) Qualys
11 17 (3.55%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.34%) IBM
13 15 (3.13%) LogRhythm
14 13 (2.71%) Dell
14 13 (2.71%) Tufin
15 11 (2.30%) NetApp
16 10 (2.09%) FireEye
16 10 (2.09%) Juniper
17 9 (1.88%) Citrix
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: options
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 14 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago